Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Interim Management- a rewarding career choice

Companies are always looking to grow. They strive to increase revenue, improve efficiency and profitability and ensure they are best positioned to capitalise on changes in their markets.  This often drives the need for the engagement of an individual to guide the business through change and transformation. The demand therefore for help in the short term from someone to guide them through this continues to increase.

Traditionally, the image of a typical interim manager was that of an individual who was at the end of his/her career and he/she chose interim management in order to stretch his/her career further.

How the times have changed. Many career paths are now following the temporary and flexible working route as a career of choice. Interim provides more choice over work life balance and with new ways of working and the rise of social media it’s never been easier for an interim manager to raise and boost their profile.
According to multiple surveys what really appeals to today’s interim manager are new challenges and the opportunity to make a difference. Assignments are focussed on results and delivering real benefit to the organisation.  This in turn requires someone to provide objectivity to the Board and doesn’t allow nor does it need time spent on company politics.

A career as an Interim Manager isn’t for the faint hearted.  It requires a particular mind set and a determination and focus to get results.  This is usually refreshing to the organisation and provides a platform to help move their business forward.

Whilst the rewards and benefits are appealing and the barriers to entry relatively low, there is little point embarking on this career choice if you prefer the status quo.  Macallam Interim ensures the success of our placements by matching personalities with cultures, and goals with capabilities to create sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships.

To discuss an immediate business need or for more information on how an Interim Manager can help you, please call us on 01423 704153 or email

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The importance of becoming a “Destination Employer”

After the traditionally quieter summer months of recruitment things are now starting to pick up in the market and gather pace. The job market and interim recruitment is constantly developing but are these changes being truly understood and effectively adapted to?

At Macallam Interim, we continually challenge the recruitment landscape to keep pace with talent acquisition and understand the importance of building a "talent pool" ahead of client needs. Statistics show that whilst 95% of candidates are employed 75% will always be receptive to attractive and professional propositions.  Often in permanent search the people in the job market who are actively looking are not the best or most suitable people for your vacancy. Equally available interims aren't necessarily the best fit for a particular assignment, so our focus is about building strong relationships and having a pre-vetted network of executives available to call upon.

Candidates are not just looking for any new opportunity - they want the right one and Macallam Interim assists employers in creating a positive company culture and brand identity to attract top talent. Providing a winning candidate experience through positive employee engagement programmes and “selling” the clients business to the candidate can make the difference for a successful outcome and is often overlooked in the direct hiring process.

UK businesses remain firmly focused on growth which is increasing the demand for highly qualified interims with specialist skills to support them. Their immediacy, flexibility and affordability is very appealing. Clients understand the importance of creating a positive company culture and brand identity in order to achieve “Destination Employer” status. After all, business is about people and it is only the right talent that will help drive your business forwards.

To discuss how we can help please call 01423 704153 or email

Social recruitment – evolve or get left behind

Most people would agree that change is the only constant now. Darwin wrote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
Millennials are now shaping the future workplace, having grown up with technology and being used to using it for communication, entertainment, education, and work.

Whilst social media is not a new phenomenon, within the recruitment arena it has brought positive change to both companies recruiting and candidates. For companies, it is now easier to get to know your candidate than ever before and for candidates it provides a platform to showcase your skill sets and interact with potential recruiters; making the entire application process easier and more engaging.

 A recent survey showed LinkedIn is still the most-used social media platform for recruiting, used by 94 percent of recruiters and employers.  In the 11 years since LinkedIn hit the recruiting scene, social media has changed the way employers and recruiter’s source talent.

 Macallam Interim understand the importance of giving clients and candidates choice using different social media platforms reducing both the time and cost of hire.  We simplify this process further by first identifying this talent and then connecting with this talent to suggest those interim candidates who best match against specific job criteria and therefore improving the overall quality of hire.

 Interim management is quite often about not only the quality of hire but the speed at which this can be delivered and adopting social recruiting methods we are able to build strong relationships and have a pre-vetted network of top calibre interim executives from which to call upon. 

 To discuss how we can help please call 01423 704153 or email